RushForth Tools for Revit: Release Notes




·         Project Setup

·   New “Insert Views/Details” tab allows users to browse and search for detail views in Revit files.  Compare previews and create presets of commonly used details for easy insertion into projects

·   Fixed issue where space creation or other tools could report a transaction error

·         Multiple Tools

·   Revit 2019.1 Autodesk updates caused some tools to have new errors.  This has been resolved.

·         Parameter Transformer

·   Location.x,y,z, now moves endpoints of line-based elements instead of whole element

·   Fixed: Linked models would not show up in list due to Autodesk API update

·   New property available SharedCoordinates.X, Y, and Z for reporting the shared coordinates of elements (Note that Location.X will report the project coordinates)

·   Transform Tab correctly compensates for projects with rotated project north

·   Use scheduled elements as selection button: Fixed issue where some local model elements wouldn’t appear in list if linked model elements were included in the selected schedule

·         Parameter Scheduler

·   Setting non-shared family parameters to be deleted correctly deletes instead of creating a backup parameter.

·   New option to create or not create new parameter when a specified parameter-to-replace is not found

·         DraftXL

·   Now supports multiple users updating files from the Autodesk Desktop connector paths as well as roaming profile paths that are not static.

·   Fixed issue where color or shading settings in Excel could freeze the program



·         Element tagger

·   New tool

·   Allows you to tag multiple elements from multiple categories in multiple views all at the same time

·   Allows you to create presets for defining tag locations and filters for which elements to tag

·         Added support for more VDI/virtual machine types

·         Draft XL

·   Fixed issue that wouldn't show shading unless both shading and colors options were checked

·         Parameter Scheduler

·   Added support for multi-line data type parameters

·         Parameter Transformer

·   Transform tab can transfer parameter values when creating new elements

·   Can now retrieve elements from Revit Html reports such as interference checks or warnings reports.  It gives the option to create a new 3D view with the elements isolated.

·   Parameter Transformer can better determine rooms and spaces of elements that are missing in certain phases

·   Reports rotation.degrees of line-based elements

·         Parameter Linker

·   When opening the tools, the current parameter set now defaults to select the last parameter set used

·         Project Setup

·   Option to calculate and align viewport locations with annotations hidden (E.g. grids or tags that can affect the bounding box coordinates of the viewport)

·   Manage views and manage sheets tabs now display the number of selected items at all times

·   If a view, sheet, or viewport is "owned" by another user, you will be notified, but it won't cancel the operation of other elements that are available for editing

·   2019 fixed issue where linked model information wouldn't show up

·   Dependent view creation now supports Non-rectangular crop boxes and callout view crop regions from the linked model and from other views in the current model

·   Space Rename tool improved to retrieve room names in more scenarios

·   New option to minimize the annotation crop boundary for all selected views

·         And many more minor feature enhancements